Restoring Sight of Haitian Villagers

As an optician with 49 years of experience, I had the opportunity to participate in mission trips to Haiti over the last 3 years that focused on providing free eye examinations and eyewear to villagers in and around Port-au-Prince.  I saw firsthand  patients who were losing or had lost their sight due to the development of cataracts.  But extreme poverty makes even the most basic of vision care unaffordable and surgery to correct cataracts impossible for these villagers who make less than $2 a day.
In cooperation with Medical Aid to Haiti, Inc. (MATH ), a program has been undertaken with Centre Medico-Chirurgical du Quartier (Neighborhood Medical-Surgical Clinic) and  Société Haïtienne d'Ophtalmologie (Haitian Society of Ophthalmology) that will provide cataract surgery to needy patients.  The cost for surgery is  $120 per eye, and a donation of $300 includes surgery on two eyes, transportation to and from the hospital, pre-op testing and follow-up care.

Please help me to help 100 of the poorest of the poor in villages in and around Port-au-Prince to regain their vision and improve their quality of life.  Your donation is tax deductible and your gift of sight will last a    lifetime.

Thank you,
Bruce Tooker, Volunteer Optician

Donations (0)

  • John Wieder 
    • $25 
    • 8 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $30 
    • 8 mos
  • Judith & Richard Franzen 
    • $50 
    • 10 mos
  • Shelley DeCarlo Luna 
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
  • Wendy Lengieza  
    • $25 
    • 11 mos
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Fundraising team: MATH-CMCQ Eye Care Project (2)

Heather Jackson 
Raised $175 from 4 donations
Glastonbury, CT
Medical Aid to Haiti 
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Wilkens Gilbert 
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This team raised $280 from 8 other donations.
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